State historical-architectural, landscape and natural museum-preserve «Izborsk»

18 December 2013

We invite Izborsk people and the guests of the place to spend winter vacations in Izborsk museum-reserve and to visit the following


“The chronicle of the Slavonic-Russian town of Izborsk: from the beginning of Russia to the Battle of Poltava”.

Merchant Anisimov’s house (Pechorskaya str., 41 a)

“Izborsk Chamber of Russian Literature and Orthodox Faith”

The wing of merchant Anisimov’s house (Pechorskaya str., 41 b)

“Russian People and Seto People. One land – common history”

Merchant Shvedov’s house.  (Pechorskaya str., 32)

«Izborsk area – holy places for Russian culture»

Merchant Belyanin’s house (Pechorskaya str., 39)

 The expositions are open from 10.00 to 17.00


“Tsarskoye Selo in earlier days”

“God is above, a bogatyr is on the ground!”-The exhibition of photos by Andrey Koksharov

The exhibition of paintings of artist D. Kondratyev.

Excursions around Izborsk and in the museum’s exhibitions.  

Horseback riding in the picturesque Izborsk-Malskaya valley

Visiting the gallery on the fortress wall’s upper level and the view platform on Lukovka Tower  

You are welcome to come to “Blinnaya” (“Pancakes”) museum café as well!

We are happy to invite you to the following festive museum programmes:

January 2

«Get-togethers by the New Year’s tree»

The history, the traditions of celebrating the coming of the New Year in Russia, the rules of decorating the Christmas tree, making a New Year’s tree decoration - “An Angel”. 

13.00 Merchant Shvedov’s house.  (Pechorskaya str., 32)

January 3

  “The New Year’s sheet of discoveries”

An adventure game in Izborsk fortress for children and their parents.

13.00  Izborsk fortress

January 4

 “Hurrah to the joyful winter days!”  

 A game programme for children  

 13.00    “Blinnaya” museum cafe, “The fun-filled garden”

  January 4- 5

 “The coming year’ll be good – the pie will tell the truth!”

Izborsk pies are the best! Come to “Blinnaya” museum café, place an order and learn what awaits you in the coming year. “The pie foretelling” is most exact!   

January 6

“Christmas is coming soon ….”

Christmas carols, games and fortunetelling

12.00   Merchant Shvedov’s house.  (Pechorskaya str., 32)

January  8

 “Winter has come to Setomaa land”

The history and traditions, the costume and songs of Seto people. Plaiting traditional national belts.

13.0   Merchant Shvedov’s house.  (Pechorskaya str., 32)

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